Good to see that this thread is not dead yet!
Here are my 2 cents about the cannons as of late.
From what I remember, same-plane cannons used slow-sand to operate, and I believe it was the slow-sand that caused the spontaneous TNT cannon detonation. I tried to use slow sand in my MRCC cannon but it resulted in a critical failure every time.
Zirums, your cannons are becoming frighteningly efficient. Any clan with a schematic of them will be quite deadly!
My current research path, how to improve the TNT shot itself.
So far I have developed two types of TNT "shells"
A "Shell" is a group of Missile TNT traveling in about the same path that produces unique damage results.
(In time I will post videos)
1. the Shredder shell - 12 TNT detonating in the same spot over a total of 12 ticks. (You might want to research this, but if 2 TNT are flying in mid-air in the same exact spot with different fuse times, the first explosion will set the speed of the second shot to 0 so the second explosion, if given time, will explode directly underneath the first)
2. The Cluster shell - 2 shredder shells exploding next to each other cause a random dispersion of explosions, causing massive volume damage.
3. the Carpet shell(to be developed) - a shell for maximum ground area damage.
The goal of this research is to cram as many Missile TNT in 1-3 spots to improve the Missile:Fuel ratio of cannons, while causing maximum damge.
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Sep 8, 2011Posted in: Achievements & StatsQuote from nalfz
Didn't see this post until now. Gonna add these because they're awesome. Do you know of any threads or pictures for/of these cannons?
The arrow cannon and decimator I found on youtube. The compressor I found on these forums somewhere.... look up the author.
Aug 23, 2011I am a little obsessed with TNT cannons, but here are some world record categories I am suggesting.Posted in: Achievements & Stats
Greatest number of arrows fired at once: 2176 arrows by DaveRune
Most Missile TNT fired at once: 1200 by humanvegetable's Decimator
Most TNT in one square: 48 by OSX2000
Aug 21, 2011Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from bpx95
As we speak, I'm uploading a video of the Sheepkiller, the 5 block murder machine. I'm going for the smallest cannon one. Took me hours to design it.
EDIT: It's up:
EDIT2: I might re-upload because the quality came out atrocious.
EDIT3: Yeah, I'm re-uploading it.
Thanks for your submission! You have won smallest area and smallest cubiod volume! You are now on the recordbooks!
Aug 21, 2011Hello Everybody! I have completed a super-long range cannonPosted in: Achievements & Stats
75 Compression TNT
147 Fuel TNT
1 Missile TNT
223 total TNT
I got a new Record of 1729 Meters horizontal launch distance.
Aug 21, 2011TNT Cannon World RecordsPosted in: Survival Mode
This thread is dedicated to the accumulation of TNT cannon data. The TNT science thread is perfect for solving problems, showing off cannons, and progressing the science of cannons! However, it is very difficult to know what the top-of-the-line cannons really are. This thread will fix that. Now Cannoners in PVP servers will know the right cannon for the job.
Beneath these lines, there will be the categories and the cannons that hold the records. I filled some of them with independent research, but there are many open categories!
Feel free to request more categories or submit a cannon for a World Record!
To submit a Cannon for a record some information is needed
Name of the creator of the cannon:
Name of the cannon:
Proof of world record: (video is preferable, but pictures will work)
The cannon MUST FIRE
There can be no modded blocks or TNT, of course Too Many Items and Worledit is accpetable
TNT cannon specs which includes
Number of missile TNT
Number of Fuel TNT
Number of Compression TNT
Total Number of TNT consumed per shot
Number of Rail/Engines
Number of Clips/rounds
Launch method (full block, Half block, same-plane, other)
Any other Noteworthy attribute.
Now for the World Record List!
TNT Missile Cannon:
Greatest Range: 1729 meters by Itanthias's MRCC LongShot.
Greatest Reliability (number of shots before self-destruction): OPEN
Greatest Number of Shots per second (the rounds must all be fired from about the same block):
10 second interval(for a burst fire weapon): OPEN
Shortest Reload Time (for a reloadable weapon): OPEN
Shots per second of a infinity cannon: OPEN
Greatest Precision (ability to hit the same spot over and over, measured in number of shots that land on the same square in a row): OPEN
Greatest Range Per Fuel TNT: 11.76 meters per TNT by Itanthias's MRCC LongShot.
Greatest Range: OPEN
Greatest Number of Shots per second: OPEN
10 second interval(for a burst fire weapon): OPEN
Shortest Reload time (for a reloadable weapon): OPEN
Greatest Area covered with arrows: OPEN
Greatest Number of Arrows Fired: 2176 arrows by DaveRune
Greatest Vertical Height Reached: bruceatsr44's launcher propelled him to 6,200 metres, but there no proof as of yet (correct me)
Greatest Horizontal Distance: OPEN
Most Missile TNT fired: 1200 by humanvegetable's Decimator
Most Fuel TNT used: 800 by humanvegetable's Decimator
Most Number of Clips/rounds (piston operated cannons): OPEN
Smallest Area TNT Missile Cannon: 5 blocks by bpx95's SheepKiller
Smallest Cubiod Volume TNT Missile Cannon: 12 blocks by bpx95's SheepKiller
Most Accuracy (how many range settings can your cannon achieve): OPEN
Most Compressed TNT in one square: 48 by OSX2000
Most area that is able to be struck:
And this is how the Record Books Stand!
Aug 21, 2011Hello Everybody! I have a new cannon. I call it a Multi-stage Railgun Compression Cannon (MRCC)Posted in: Survival Mode
With water unable to compress TNT I sought out new methods of compression. I discovered the "Railgun" which used TNT to compress TNT but it was never maximized. I was able to maximize compression and used it in a massive cannon. I believe I broke a distance record, 1729 Meters!
Here is the Video! Got to 2:45 for test firing and 7:45 for the start of range calculations.
Aug 20, 2011Posted in: Redstone Discussion and MechanismsQuote from OSX2000
Just for shits and giggles, I did a quick conversion of my TNT compressor into a horizontal-firing cannon just now, after reading this. The projectile flew so fast, and so far, that I don't have a clue where it ended up. I'll do some more testing of this...hoping to break some records here... :tongue.gif:
Got any pics of your cannon? I'm curious what you've created that'll throw TNT 1583 blocks away. I'd love to see it.
Nice, I am also using a compression system to fire my cannon, however it is a horizontal compressor. (I need to implement a vertical compressor, I've reached 1583 meters WITHOUT optimizing my cannon or pushing it to the absolute limit.) I'll get pics when I get the time, don't worry.
Also, as weatherdog said, my shells might be exploding in midair, leaving no crater. As of yet I have found no crater, only holes in my ballistic walls. Anyone have an efficient way of intercepting mid air TNT or detecting where a TNT blows up?
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